London-born Kaluuya, 27, not only impressed on screen as Posh Kenneth, he also had a hand in writing some of the scripts.

After appearing on Channel 4's Black Mirror, his next project takes him across the pond; where he'll film Black Panther, the new Marvel film.

Roles in The Last Airbender and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel followed, but it is Patel's most recent effort, in Lion, which may yet propel him to mega-star status.

Patel, 26, may not have had the biggest role in Skins, but his star has certainly been in the ascendance since he first appeared as Anwar Kharral.

Kharral wasn't entirely respectful of his religion, eating pork, indulging in pre-marital sex and taking drugs.

While Tony Stonem caused mayhem in the first series, a brain bleed in the second left him a more vulnerable character.

Now a fully-fledged star, the 27-year-old is very much part of the Brit pack currently wowing Hollywood.

A role in slasher movie Tormented followed for April, after theatre roles and an appearance on Casualty. The book adaptation is set to be screened on Netflix and comes from the Skins writing team.

A slew of television roles have followed for Scodelario who became a central character in later series of the show.

From 2015, he joined the popular programme Poldark on the BBC where he played Jim Carter for four episodes and was recently in a play called Shopping and F'ing.

Welsh actress Aimee made her television debut in Skins as the Maxxie-obsessed Sketch in series two.

The role was enough of a showcase to capture the attention of director Danny Boyle, who was looking to adapt Indian novel Q&A for the big screen.

Patel took the title role in the subsequent film Slumdog Millionaire and bagged a beautiful girlfriend in the shape of co-star Frieda Pinto, although the couple split after six years together.

It's a far cry from the chavtastic 'Cook' who saw O'Connell show off his acting prowess as a 16-year-old womaniser who would rather carouse than show any hint of his real feelings.